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  • 1. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
    – Mahatma Gandhi
  • 2. First Aid for the USMLE Step 2CK:The Really Short Version
    Tao Le, MD, MHSAssistant Clinical ProfessorChief, Section of Allergy & ImmunologyUniversity of Louisville
    Senior EditorFirst Aid Board SeriesUSMLERx Test Bank Series
  • 3. Overview
    USMLE Step 2 – The Basics
    Defining Your Goals
    Timelines for Study
    Choosing Prep Resources
    Study Tips
    Panelist Discussion
    Q&A
  • 4. USMLE Step 2 CK - The Basics
    9 hours total
    352 questions in 8 one hour blocks
    44 questions per block
    45 minutes of break time
    Lunch
  • 5.
  • 6. Question Types
    One-best answer items
    Sequential item sets
    Matching sets
    A few with multimedia
    Clinical vignettes – 95+% of exam
    Multi-step reasoning
    Experimental questions
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  • 11. Physician Tasks Tested
  • 12. Most Common Lead-Ins
  • 13. Scores and Passing Rates
    Passing is 189/75
    Mean is 226
    23 points is roughly 1 SD
    Allopathic med students
    96% pass on first try
    99% eventually pass
    Osteopathic med students
    87% pass on first try
    IMGs
    81% pass on first try
  • 14. USMLE Step 2CK Score Report
  • 15. Defining Your Goals
    Just pass the exam  200 – 225
    Beat the mean  226 – 250
    Ace the exam  250+
    “ROAD to Riches”
    Radiology/Radiation Oncology
    Ortho/Ophtho/Otolaryngo/Urology
    “Aesthetic” Surgery (Plastics)
    Dermatology
  • 16. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match
  • 17. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match
  • 18. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match
  • 19. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match
  • 20. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match
    75-80%
    60%
    50%
  • 21. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match
    75%
  • 22. Academic Factors Important to Residency Directors
  • 23. Timeline for Study
    The “Just Pass” Schedule – 2 to 4 weeks
    First Aid High Yield Facts
    Mini-reviews or all-in-one reviews
    Review questions – 1 question bank
    The “Gunner” Schedule – 4 to 12 weeks
    In addition to above
    Detailed reviews
    More review questions – 1-2 question banks
  • 24. Defining Your Goals
    Just pass the exam  200 – 225
    Beat the mean  226 – 250
    Ace the exam  250+
    “ROAD to Riches”
    Radiology/Radiation Oncology
    Ortho/Ophtho/Otolaryngo/Urology
    “Aesthetic” Surgery (Plastics)
    Dermatology
  • 25. Review Resources
    Text reviews
    Test banks
    Self-test reviews
    Case-based reviews
    Review courses
    Other media
    Flash cards
    CDs/MP3/Videos
    PDA/smartphone
  • 26. Picking and Choosing Resources
    Check out the book reviews in First Aid for the USMLE Step 2CK
    Use clerkship texts
    Check out the library reserve
    Buy only what you can use
    Don’t blindly buy a whole series
  • 27. Study Tips
    Establish a study schedule and stick with it
    Alternate study methods for variety
    Focus on high yield material and what you already know
    Keep the common lead-ins in mind
    Allow time in schedule for breaks, exercise and personal issues
  • 28. CBT Tips
    Be very familiar with the CBT tutorial
    Know the keyboard shortcuts
    Use computerized practice tests in addition to paper exams
    Mix Q&A throughout and at end
  • 29. CBT Practice Options
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  • 31. Panel Discussion + Q&A
    E-mail me at info@usmlerx.com
    Help me improve this talk
    Visit our blog – www.firstaidteam.com
    Download the presentation
    Get First Aid/USMLERx updates
    Go to – www.usmlerx.com
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